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Old 05-06-2010, 02:03 AM   #1
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I am looking to isolate my battery, I don't have access to power all the time, & every time I leave the camper for a week the battery keeps going dead & then no power tongue. (makes me angry every time) I think I need to dissconnect my battery from the camper but is there a switch & if so what is best, can it be out in the elements, my battery sits in a vented box on the front tongue & the wires run underneath & back to the power tongue jack so what is best - any ideas & pics are best.



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Old 05-06-2010, 02:10 AM   #2
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This is the oneI installed on our old Cruiser and it worked very well. It is for marine use so it should work for your trailer.



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Old 05-06-2010, 03:18 AM   #3
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Hello,

I got two from Harbor Frieght; 180 amp units $18.00 ea. if I remember right.



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Old 05-06-2010, 04:05 AM   #4
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used the same switch that Hunter11 used on my Sunset Trail. No problems with it. I have 2 batteries since we dry camp alot and I didn't want to have to switch wires when one battery died. I ran my wiring in to where I can lift the bed and switchover from inside the trailer. No going out in the rain or dead of night when a battery goes out.
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Old 05-06-2010, 04:06 AM   #5
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Ditto on the Perko switch.
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The $9 Harbor Freight cut off switch did not last very long for me. Ended up picking one up at our local rv store. Works fine.
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Old 06-27-2010, 03:59 AM   #7
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Has anyone else had any experience with the Harbor Freight battery disconnect switch, probably get what you pay for?
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Old 06-28-2010, 01:26 AM   #8
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Hi

Installed a Harbor Freight switch 2 years ago so farso good

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Old 06-28-2010, 01:44 AM   #9
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Thanks for the info. I decided to buy the type that Camping World sells. It looks like it would mount easier to the outside of the battery box since it can be flush mounted. I was able to buy it on eBay for a few bucks less thann CW.
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